Full range high quality speakers on board in bass reflex box: 7 W x 2 USB memory port for Wave/MP3 player, new-sounds upload, data loading/saving Professional look with friendly user interface and 7-segment LED Standard and Free Bass modes 16 Accordion Sets, 16 Orchestral sounds, four Virtual Tone Wheel presets, eight User Programs Available in black or red.
The FR-1x combines the familiar sounds and nuances of a traditional accordion with the versatility of a modern digital musical instrument. Not only can you simulate up to seven different accordions, you can also create your own unique timbres and tuning systems including some amazing organ sounds using the four organ presets (Harmonic Bar) complete with rotary effect. You can plug directly into an external sound system or recording device, while the headphone socket is ideal for silent practise. More than 5 hours of battery life will set you free in any situation. The FR-1 is simple to use, fun to play and at just 5.5kg, is the most lightweight and portable V-Accordion yet.
Compact and Lightweight with Advanced Features
Perfect for Students and Pros Light and small, the FR-1x is perfect for young players, music studios, and schools. They are the most compact of all V-Accordions, but cut no corners in sound quality. It’s also a perfect instrument for the professional accordionist and live performer. The FR-1x’s battery power and onboard speakers make it ideal for the strolling accordionist. The FR-1x is great instrument for musicians who perform musical styles such as folk, rock, roots-rock, blues, zydeco, and more.
Play Anytime, Anywhere Enjoy instant, high-quality sound from the onboard speakers or play privately with ear buds or headphones (sold separately). The FR-1x is also the perfect instrument to travel with. Because of its compact size, it fits in the overhead storage compartment on most commercial airplanes.
Advanced Musical Expression With the FR-1x series, you can access over a dozen different accordion sounds instantly. There are even orchestral instruments onboard, as well as virtual tone wheel organs with realistic rotary effects. The FR-1x also includes onboard manual drum/percussion sounds that can be played with the bass and chord buttons!
USB memory port and USB Computer port on board The USB memory port allows you to easily store data such as User Program, and to upload new sounds, thanks to the USB Flash Memory. Moreover you can manage MP3 and Wave files using the optional USB Flash Memory. Their playback is a good educational application and can enhance live performances too. The USB computer port is dedicated to MIDI computer applications, such as sequencer software programs.
Faster response and higher sensitivity Thanks to Roland's sound generator that is optimized for Accordion performance, the FR-1x will satisfy even the most demanding accordion player. Thanks to this new technology accordionists can feel perfectly at ease when playing their music especially once they have experienced the enhanced response of this instrument.
Set Editor software A dedicated software program allows you to create a dedicated User Set for the FR-1x with access to all Orchestra, Orchestra Bass and Orchestra Chord sounds. It will be available on the Roland Web site as a free download. Thanks to the USB port, it will be easy to load user sets into the FR-1x. Further Information:
Sound quality, small size, attractive price. The FR-1 sets a new standard in learning and live performance in only 5.5 kg.
Long battery life 8 x AA type 2000mAH Ni-MH Batteries will give you more than 5 hours of playing time, so time is certainly not a problem when you are playing the FR-1! The player can walk easily on stage without worrying about time.
A speakerless light model: Connect your FR-1 to Roland amplifiers (MOBILE CUBE, CM-30, CUBE Street, SA-300) and be impressed by the power of your sound! Play anytime and anywhere!
With good-quality inner earphones included in the FR-1 package. This silent accordion is extremely convenient for practising at night and without disturbing your family or neighbours.
Make your FR-1 unique! The FR-1 comes with 6 variations of inlay sheets which enable owners to change the appearance of their FR-1 from time to time by changing these sheets. The player can also create his/her own custom designed inlay sheets using their PC and printer, or by using any kind of commercially designed paper.
Advanced musical expression - With the FR-1 you can simulate up to 7 different Accordions. Also, with the innovative presence of 4 Organ presets (Harmonic Bar) with rotary effect, you can produce amazing organ sounds as well! You can now even play to your own beat, adding percussion sounds with the bass & chord buttons!
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